The Single Row Facility Layout Problem (SRFLP) is the problem of arranging n departments with given lengths on a straight line so as to minimize the total weighted distance between all department pairs. We present a polyhedral study of the triplet formulation of the SRFLP introduced by Amaral [Discrete Applied Mathematics 157(1)(2009)183-190]. For any number of departments n, we prove that the dimension of the triplet polytope is n(n-1)(n-2)/3 (this is also true for the projections of this polytope presented by Amaral). We then prove that several valid inequalities presented by Amaral for this polytope are facet-defining. These results provide theoretical support for the fact that the linear program solved over these valid inequalities gives the optimal solution for all instances studied by Amaral.

## Citation

Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX USA 77843-3131, February 2010